Tony Gerber

Two time Emmy Award recipient

Tony Gerber is the director (with Jesse Moss) of FULL BATTLE RATTLE (2008 SXSW Special Jury Prize), a look at life inside the US Army's Iraq simulation in the California desert. He is a two-time Emmy recipient and has written and directed over a dozen documentaries for National Geographic, shot in some of the most remote regions of the world. He recently produced Rachel Beth Anderson's FIRST TO FALL (Gucci/TriBeCa recipient, IDFA 2013) about the broken promise of the revolution in Libya. In addition to independent works, he has directed a number of special projects including THE FINAL WORD with James Cameron and short films for the PBS TEDTalks with John Legend. Gerber has been a long-time collaborator with visual artist Matthew Barney, in addition to Allora/Calzadilla and Ann Sofi Siden. In 2005, with Lynn Nottage, he founded Market Road Films, a New York-based production company. Currently in development is a trans-media project about how poverty is changing the American narrative, and a documentary based on Johnny Dwyer's forthcoming “American Warlord”(Knopf 2014) about Charles Taylor's American-born son, "Chucky."  THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT is Gerber's third film to premiere at Sundance.

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